Recreating Partnership: A Solution-Oriented, Collaborative Approach to Couples Therapy
|author: Tobey Hiller|
ASIN or ISBN-10: 0393703495
list price: $32.00 USD
amazon price: $27.22 USD
All couples go through challenging times: some survive and thrive, other don't. How can we understand and use this distinction in the practical application of therapy? In their innovative approach to couples therapy, Phillip Ziegler and Tobey Hiller answer this question. In Recreating Partnership, Ziegler and Hiller draw ideas and practices from solution-focused, narrative and collaborative-language systems therapies, weaving them together around a clinically useful concept they call "the good story/bad story dichotomy." The book shows how this narrative concept orients both couple and therapist in a collaborative process that aids couples in building custom-tailored solutions, bringing about preferred futures and recreating their sense of partnership. The authors explain, using clear and concrete case examples, how to establish rapport with antagonistic partners, develop therapeutic goals, use solution-building and strength-identifying questions to reinvigorate a couple's good story narrative, guide partner-to partner relationship-regenerating conversation, effectively offer between-session assignments, and bring treatment to a close. Written for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists and others who work with couples, Recreating Partnership will be thought-provoking and useful for both the novice and experienced practitioner.